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Country: SERBIA, FRANCE, QATAR
Run Time: 104 minutes
When Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlic´’s mother was two years old, their grand apartment in Belgrade, Yugoslavia was divided by the Communists. Two sets of doors were locked and her family’s world was shrunk. When Mila was born, the doors had been bolted for 30 years. Today, in the apartment with her mother and her camera, the still secured doors become a catalyst for a look into the history of both her family and her country. With a lens that captures the beauty of intimate architectural detail and a mind that probes details of political and social upheaval, Mila starts a fascinating and personal investigation. As a professor of mathematics and a champion of her politically active students, Mila’s mother became a nationally known opponent of Slobodan Miloševic´ and a champion of liberty. THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING asks a profoundly resonant question: Who have we been living with all these years? This intriguing documentary aims this question not just at leaders and neighbors, but also at the very people around Mila’s family table.(In Serbian with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 1:15 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Women of the World
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
Mila Turajlic´ was born in 1979 in Belgrade, Serbia. She received her Ph.D. in cinema from the University of Westminster and studied filmmaking at La Fémis. Turajlic´ teaches workshops in self-producing at the Balkan Documentary Center in Bulgaria and has been a guest lecturer at UCL, Sorbonne, University of Michigan, Yale University, and Harvard University. THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING won the Audience Award and the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
Cinema Komunisto (2010), THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING (2017)
Carine Chichkowsky, Mila Turajlić
Sylvie Gadmer, Aleksandra Milovanović